Calcasieu Community Clinic
Hurricane Evacuee Task Force
Eligha Guillory, Jr. - Calcasieu Community Clinic Executive Director
John Stubblefield, MD - Calcasieu Community Clinic Chairman of the Board
B.J. Foch, MD - Region V OPH/Special Needs Shelter
Calcasieu Community Clinic - Eligha Guillory, Jr.
Open for non-narcotic prescription refills on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 2pm. Volunteer doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and lay people staff the clinic on these days. This site should be for medicine and supplies only. No major treatment is handled through the Clinic. the Clinic has seen an average of 60 patients a day. This is a collaboration of efforts of Calcasieu Parish Medical Society and Alliance, McNeese College of Nursing, Red Cross and Calcasieu Community Clinic. The Clinic is a central clearing house for medication and supplies being available to residents of the Special Needs Shelter, Lake Charles Civic Center, Burton Coliseum, and any hurricane evacuees residing in the greater Lake Charles area. If there are any medications that the Clinic does not have, a prescription is written and the patient is referred to Walgreen's, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, or Kroger's to get it filled. If the medicine is available in the clinic, a sample supply is given to the patient while they are in the clinic, usually a month's supply, then a prescription is written for two refills that the patient can present to the above mentioned stores. The Clinic has been told by store representatives that if the patient has drug coverage, they will be asked to pay the co-pay. If the patient has no co-pay nor has any available resources (by using the honor system), the store will work with them. Red Cross is only providing vouchers for residents of their approved shelters.
Lake Charles Civic Center - Jerry Burghduff
Medical facility staffed by Red Cross nurses and community volunteers (doctors and nurses). They are stocked with a limited amount of Over-the Counter medications and very limited prescription medications and supplies, such as for hypertension and diabetes. Patients needing more serious medication or prescriptions are transported to the Calcasieu Community Clinic during regular hours by school bus (coordinated through Calcasieu Parish Medical Alliance). If the visiting doctors and/or nurse practitioners write a prescription for the resident, the Red Cross volunteer presents it to retail pharmacy with their voucher and picks it up for the resident. The resident then receives the prescription medication out of the Civic Center Medical Clinic.
Burton Coliseum - Carl Carino
Burton is also an approved Red Cross Shelter. They have downsized their medical operation to a clinic handling minor situations. They are staffed by volunteer nurses. They have partnered with LC Memorial Hospital's Rev. DeWitt and Word of Hope Church to transport people to Social Services offices, Moss Regional Hospital, Calcasieu Community Clinic, various stores, and community attractions. Their full service pharmacy was closed down and their inventory has been brought to the Calcasieu Community Clinic.
Region V OPH Special needs Shelter - Dr. B.J. Foch
Special Needs Shelter is located on McNeese campus in the recreation arena. It is staffed by OPH staff, LSU Family Practice residents and volunteer nurses and pharmacists. This shelter is home to the patient and one caregiver. They handle chronic disease patients and patients that need to be cared for around the clock in a non-hospital environment. They receive medication from the Calcasieu Community Clinic stockpile and what is not available le there, two local pharmacies are providing. They are lakeshore and Thrifty Way, The American Press is underwriting all costs.
Moss Regional Hospital - Dr. Pat Robinson
Moss Regional has opened a Walk-in Clinic that is open from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday providing care for low-level illnesses. This clinic is staffed by LSU residents. They are giving no medications. If it is more acute care, they are sent to the emergency room also on site. They cannot offer specialty care or referral services at this time.
Southwest Louisiana Center for Health Services - Eric Taylor
Providing doctor visits and treatments during regular business hours. They are providing no free medications but patients may be able to take advantage of the discount prescription program handled by this facility and Pryce's Pharmacy.
Providers who will see patients in their offices - call first
Dr. Mark Williams
|Home Health Care 2000
Stephanie Morris-Home Health
|Moss Regional Hospital